Plenty of Serie A talent in France-Poland World Cup clash

There are eight Serie A players starting this afternoon’s World Cup Round of 16 tie between France and Poland, including Theo Hernandez, Piotr Zielinski, Olivier Giroud and Wojciech Szczesny.

It kicks off at 15.00 GMT.

Les Bleus rested several stars for their final group game, a defeat to Tunisia, as they had already secured qualification in first place.

Milan left-back Theo Hernandez has shaken off an ankle knock, starting with his club teammate Giroud and Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Giroud is one goal away from becoming France’s all-time top scorer in solo spot, having already equalised Thierry Henry’s record.

Poland are packed with Serie A players, here going with Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny, Sampdoria’s Bartosz Bereszynski, Jakub Kiwior of Spezia, Benevento defender Kamil Glik and Napoli midfielders Zielinski.

There are more on the bench, including Juve striker Arkadiusz Milik and Salernitana’s Krzysztof Piatek.

France: Lloris; Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, T.Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembelé, Griezmann, Mbappé; Giroud

Poland: Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Frankowski, Krychowiak, Szymański, Zielinski, Kaminski; Lewandowski

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